Open Source Software

Google Has More Control Over Android Than We Realize, And Right Now, Companies Like Huawei Have No...

Google's Android operating system (OS) may be open source, but as we have been reminded this week, the tech giant has complete control over the apps and services that make its platform valuable.  Google's firm grip on the Android ecosystem was...
Related topics: Google, Android, Android Apps, Mobile Technology, Huawei

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Hp Linux Imaging & Printing Drivers Now Supported On Ubuntu 19.04 And Fedora 30

The HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) software, an open-source and free print, scan and fax driver solution for HP printers and scanners, has been updated to version 3.19.5 for Linux-based operating systems. The HP Linux Imaging and Printing...
Related topics: Linux, Ubuntu, Printers

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Mozilla Firefox 67 Web Browser Officially Released, Here's What's New

After a one-week delay due to a major issue with its add-ons mechanism, Open Source company Mozilla officially released the Firefox 67 cross-platform web browser today for Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android. Mozilla Firefox 67 comes with numerous...
Related topics: Firefox, Mobile Technology, Linux, Android

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$967 Million Datastax Is Making It Much Easier For Developers To Use A Popular Facebook-created...

On Tuesday, $967 million data management startup DataStax launched DataStax Constellation, a new cloud platform. DataStax says this is the first cloud that's designed for Apache Cassandra —an open source database project that started at...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Databases, Startup

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You Can Now Try Out Microsoft’s Edge Browser For Macos

Microsoft has officially announced a preview of its Microsoft Edge browser for the macOS. Microsoft originally unveiled plans for the browser at its annual BUILD developers conference held on May 6. The browser is based on Google’s open-source...
Related topics: Microsoft, Google, Chromium

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How Juniper Is Moving To An Open-source Mindset

Randy Bias, Juniper Networks’ VP of Technology and Open Source Software, tells ZDNet about Juniper's upcoming open source projects and what it'll take to get them off the ground.

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Softiron Unleashes The Accepherator. Geddit? It's An Erasure Coding Accelerator For Ceph

FPGAs bring sweet relief to overworked CPUs Open-source storage enthusiasts at SoftIron have trotted out a low-cost hardware accelerator designed to take over from the CPU on erasure coding duties.…

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Google Pulls Huawei’s Android License, Forcing It To Use Open Source Version

Following the US crackdown on Chinese technology companies, Google has cut off Huawei’s Android license, dealing a huge blow to the besieged phonemaker. Reuters first reported the news, and The Verge subsequently confirmed Google’s suspension of...
Related topics: Google, Huawei, Android, Mobile Technology, Reuters

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Little Printer Returns As An Open-source Messaging Device

Berg’s Little Printer, an adorable internet-connected box that printed out tiny snippets of news, Instagram photos, and to-do lists, stopped working when the studio and its servers shut down in 2014. Now, design consultancy firm Nord Projects has...
Related topics: Printers, Instagram, Tech Photos, Servers

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Ipfire Linux-based Hardened Firewall Gets New Intrusion Prevention System

The IPFire open-source hardened Linux firewall has been updated today to version 2.23 Core Update 131, a release that introduces a brand new IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), various improvements, and updated components. The most exciting thing...
Related topics: Linux, Computer Security

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An Open Source Esc For Brushless Motors

For something basic like a brushed DC motor, speed control can be quite simple, and powering up the motor is a simple matter of just applying voltage. Brushless motors are much more demanding in their requirements however, and won’t spin...

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Perfecting The Open Source Rc Controller

Over the last few months we’ve seen an influx of homebrew RC controllers come our way, and we’re certainly not complaining. While the prices of commercial RC transmitters are at an all-time low, and many of them can even run an open...

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Open Source Advocates Express Concern About Microsoft Monopolizing Oss Tooling

Since the acquisition of GitHub, Microsoft has been gunning for an open source system where the company is allowing developers to use the platform to add features to its services. This even continued at Build where Microsoft announced an open source...
Related topics: Microsoft, Github

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A Customizable Open Source Mechanical Numpad

Mechanical keyboards with reduced key counts are all the rage these days, but while those streamlined input devices might look cool on your desk, there are times when the traditional number pad or navigation keys are quite handy. Rather than just...

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Kde Applications 19.04 Open-source Software Suite Gets Its First Point Release

The KDE Project announced the general availability of the first of three maintenance updates to the recently released KDE Applications 19.04 open-source software suite series. Coming three weeks after the April 18th release of the KDE Applications...

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/e/ Plans To Sell Refurbished Smartphones With Google-free Android

Most phones that ship with Google’s Android operating system also come with a bunch of Google apps and services installed. But Android is open source software, so independent developers have been finding ways to de-Google Android for years....
Related topics: Mobile Technology, Google, Android, Android Apps

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Ai Features Will Give Bmw Drivers Something Else To Brag About

Just when you thought BMW owners couldn’t be more infatuated with their cars, they’ll soon be interacting with the car on a personal level. Microsoft are designing a multi-modal Intelligent Personal Assistant for BMW, using an...
Related topics: Microsoft

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Windows 10 Linuxed: Popular Linux Distribution Arch Linux Has Made Its Way To The Microsoft Store

From ‘Linux is a cancer’ to ‘I may have called Linux a cancer but now I love it,’ the new Microsoft is putting a lot of effort to pursue open source. The company recently announced Windows Terminal, a productive and modern...
Related topics: Windows Store, Linux, Microsoft

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The 8 Best Linux Password Managers To Stay Secure

Concerns over privacy and security are one of the big reasons people use free and open source software. But today, safeguarding the data on your computer is only part of the challenge. How do we manage all the passwords for all the different...
Related topics: Linux, Computer Security

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Open Source Bug Poses Threat To Sites Running Multiple Cmses

(credit: Pixabay) Websites running the Drupal, Joomla, or Typo3 content-management systems are vulnerable to attacks that could possibly execute malicious code until administrators install just-released patches, developers and security researchers...
Related topics: Joomla

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